Olives vs. Sesame Seeds

Nutrition comparison of Olives and Sesame Seeds


Ever wonder how your favorite foods stack up against each other in terms of nutrition?

We compared the nutritional contents of olives versus sesame seeds (100g each) below using 2020 USDA and NIH data[1].

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in olives and sesame seeds:

  • Both olives and sesame seeds are high in calcium, calories and iron.
  • Olive has 3.2 times less carbohydrates than sesame seed.
  • Sesame seed has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and folate.
  • Sesame seed is an excellent source of dietary fiber, potassium and protein.
Detailed nutritional comparison of olives and sesame seeds is analyzed below. You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.

USDA sources for nutritional information: Olives (Olives, ripe, canned (small-extra large)) and Sesame Seeds (Seeds, sesame seeds, whole, roasted and toasted) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Both olives and sesame seeds are high in calories. Sesame seed has 387% more calories than olive - olive has 116 calories per 100 grams and sesame seed has 565 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, olives is lighter in protein, heavier in fat and similar to sesame seeds for carbs. Olives has a macronutrient ratio of 4:19:77 and for sesame seeds, 11:17:72 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Olives Sesame Seeds
Protein 4% 11%
Carbohydrates 19% 17%
Fat 77% 72%
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carbohydrates

Olive has 3.2 times less carbohydrates than sesame seed - olive has 6g of total carbs per 100 grams and sesame seed has 25.7g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Sesame seed is an excellent source of dietary fiber and it has 775% more dietary fiber than olive - olive has 1.6g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and sesame seed has 14g of dietary fiber.

Protein

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Sesame seed is an excellent source of protein and it has 19 times more protein than olive - olive has 0.84g of protein per 100 grams and sesame seed has 17g of protein.

Fat

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Sesame seed is high in saturated fat and olive has 66% less saturated fat than sesame seed - olive has 2.3g of saturated fat per 100 grams and sesame seed has 6.7g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Olive has more Vitamin C than sesame seed - olive has 0.9mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and sesame seed does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin A

Olive has more Vitamin A than sesame seed - olive has 17ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and sesame seed does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin E

Olive has more Vitamin E than sesame seed - olive has 1.7mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and sesame seed does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin K

Olives and sesame seeds contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - olive has 1.4ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and sesame seed does not contain significant amounts.

The B Vitamins

Sesame seed has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and folate.

Olives Sesame Seeds
Thiamin 0.003 MG 0.803 MG
Riboflavin ~ 0.251 MG
Niacin 0.037 MG 4.581 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.015 MG 0.051 MG
Vitamin B6 0.009 MG 0.802 MG
Folate ~ 98 UG

Minerals

calcium

Both olives and sesame seeds are high in calcium. Sesame seed has 10 times more calcium than olive - olive has 88mg of calcium per 100 grams and sesame seed has 989mg of calcium.

iron

Both olives and sesame seeds are high in iron. Sesame seed has 135% more iron than olive - olive has 6.3mg of iron per 100 grams and sesame seed has 14.8mg of iron.

potassium

Sesame seed is an excellent source of potassium and it has 58 times more potassium than olive - olive has 8mg of potassium per 100 grams and sesame seed has 475mg of potassium.

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, sesame seed has more linoleic acid than olive per 100 grams.

Olives Sesame Seeds
other omega 6 0.055 G ~
linoleic acid 0.629 G 20.654 G
Total 0.684 G 20.654 G



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The comparison below is by common portions, e.g. cups, packages. You can also see a more concrete comparison by weight at equal weight (by grams) comparison.

Note: The specific food items compared are: Olives (Olives, ripe, canned (small-extra large)) and Sesame Seeds (Seeds, sesame seeds, whole, roasted and toasted) .

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FAQ

Does olives or sesame seeds contain more calories in 100 grams?
Both olives and sesame seeds are high in calories. Sesame seed has 390% more calories than olive - olive has 116 calories in 100g and sesame seed has 565 calories.

Does olives or sesame seeds contain more calcium?
Both olives and sesame seeds are high in calcium. Sesame seed has 10 times more calcium than olive - olive has 88mg of calcium in 100 grams and sesame seed has 989mg of calcium.

Does olives or sesame seeds contain more iron?
Both olives and sesame seeds are high in iron. Sesame seed has 140% more iron than olive - olive has 6.3mg of iron in 100 grams and sesame seed has 14.8mg of iron.

Does olives or sesame seeds contain more potassium?
Sesame seed is a rich source of potassium and it has 58 times more potassium than olive - olive has 8mg of potassium in 100 grams and sesame seed has 475mg of potassium.

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